Elliot K. Mills
Elliot K. Mills brings an abundance of expertise and insight of our local travel industry to Bank of Hawaii. He joined the BOH board in 2021, and his knowledge and leadership from over 25 years in resort management make him a great asset to our board.
As vice president of hotel operations for Disneyland Resort and Aulani, A Disney® Resort and Spa, Mr. Mills is responsible for overseeing all operations for the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, Calif., and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, in Ko Olina on Oahu. Mr. Mills had a special focus on advancing Hawaiian culture and values as the focal point for Aulani’s unique hospitality and service experience.
Mr. Mills has held various executive and resort management positions on the islands of Oahu, Kauai and Maui at top travel companies, including Hyatt, Marriott and Outrigger. Prior to Disney, he held the positions of general manager at both Outrigger Hotels & Resorts on Oahu and at Kauai Marriott Resort.
Mr. Mills holds a degree in business administration with an emphasis in travel industry management from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and has completed the Cornell Hospitality Management General Managers Program. He serves on a variety of boards, including Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and Kamehameha Schools. He also currently serves as chairman of the board for the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau.